366 Tasting Notes

Thank you, Green Terrace Teas, for a sample!

This is a very light floral green oolong that is slightly sweet. This tea is a nice evening tea, but not one that I see myself drinking often. This was a little on the light side for me.

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drank Oriental Beauty by Butiki Teas
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Hey Steepster it has been a few weeks. I am going to be MIA quite a bit this fall. I will be drinking tea, just won’t be able to hang out much on Steepster.

I had this gong fu style last night. It was a really tasty treat. It tasted very cake like to me last night It was very sweet and a very nice surprise. I have enough for maybe one or two more cups and this marvelous tea will be gone from my cupboard.

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drank Rwanda Rukeri Delight by Tealux
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This is a sample from TeaSipper. Thank you!

This cup is hitting the spot this morning, although I am having a really hard time putting my finger on the flavors I am tasting. This cup verges on the spaghetti taste for me. It is slightly astringent, but in a good way. There are hints of bread and then the slight tomato flavor. It is nice this morning! Not something I need again, but I am glad I got to try it.

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drank Lattakoojan Assam by Butiki Teas
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This is a sample from TeaSipper! Thank you!

Hey Steepster it has been awhile. My wonderful husband planned 2 vacations very close together. It looked good on paper, but man it made for a very busy month. Vacation was great. I feel highly motivated and ready to take on EVERYTHING. I guess that is a good sign of vacation.

This tea, we are going to have to dance again. It is very bitter for me this morning. The first part of the sip is very very lovely. Bright, hints of coco, hints of fruity-ness, but the end of the sip is nothing but bitter for me. I am at home today so that means higher water temps. I will try this with a cooler temp and see what happens.

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I received this sample with my last Verdant order. Thank you!

As much as I try to be super careful with green tea something ultimately goes wrong and the tea turns bitter. This was the case with this tea. I tried to brew this up yesterday to have with an afternoon snack with the little one. The first steep was great. Sweet, nutty, and vegetal. A very nice cup. Then second steep was so bitter I couldn’t finish the cup. I lowered the water temp and steep time for the third but it too was bitter. Was my initial steep what caused the following steeps to be bitter? I was brewing this at 175….

MzPriss

I have the same problem Tiff. I don;t think green tea likes me much

TeaTiff

I have found one that I don’t screw up. It is the high mountain green from Shang. Every other green I try = bitter. I guess that means I can just keep drinking the blacks and not feel guilty.

TeaTiff

I have found one that I don’t screw up. It is the high mountain green from Shang. Every other green I try = bitter. I guess that means I can just keep drinking the blacks and not feel guilty.

Cheri

I wonder if your leaves were too wet while sitting? That can make the later infusions bitter.

TeaTiff

I bet that is it…. I actually played with the leaves a bit and commented on how grossed it looked/felt.

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I received a sachet of this in my recent order. It was just ho hum. Nothing really stood out about this tea. It was light and I was expecting a strong breakfast tea. This is not one I would repurchase.

boychik

I bet that loose leaf is nicer, but haven’t tried it

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drank Six Summits by Teavana
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I bought a 2oz package of this back in Novemer when I ordered another travel mug. This is a green oolong with flavors of strawberry. The strawberry flavor just adds a bit of sweetness to the cup. With this cup I got quite a bit of bitterness as I sometimes do from green oolongs. I am not sure what I think of this one. I may try this iced tonight.

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drank Cream Irish Breakfast by Tealux
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This is a sample from TeaSipper. Thank you!

Holy kick in the pants! This is a strong tea. The color of the cup alone made me quiver in my shoes a bit. This is brisk and a tad astringent, but for a morning cup that can be a good thing. There is a hint of vanilla and an sweet undertone to the tea. There are hints of caramel and bread. This is a nice breakfast blend. I am digging it this morning.

Side note: This reminds me of Adagio’s Eleven. There are tad hints of coconut.

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I received a sample of this from TeaSipper. Thank you!

This tea was slightly fruity, but not as fruity as Ha Ya Black Keemun, it did not have much smoke. It was the middle road between the Ha Ya Black and the Grade 2. It was well rounded and smooth. (As a note for myself. this is probably my least favorite of the 3, I would repurchase the Ha Ya Black and Grade 2).

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I received a sample of this from TeaSipper. Thank you!

This tea was slightly smokey, with a woody rich flavor. It was smooth and had a solid body. This was a great cup, and one I would repurchase.

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I started drinking tea while on a 4 month long cycling trip through South America. It seemed to always be a great way to warm up when I was cold and it was always available everywhere. Mate was the big tea of choice down there and it was also a great way to get to know people. When I returned home, my sister introduced me to Teavana and this launched me into the realm of loose leaf tea. I am still new to this wonderful world, but so far I am loving it.

I am open to swapping. If you see something in my cupboard just message me and we can try to work something out!

Rating:
90-100 – love, love, love must have around always or as much as possible
80 – 90 – Like, could restock
70 – 80 – If some happened into my cupboard I would drink it but will probably never seek it out.
60 – 70 – Meh, will finish the sample but don’t need to drink this again.
Below 60 – Nope not for me.

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